Fonseca 40 Year Old Tawny

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Product Information

During the January following each vintage, Fonseca sets aside a reserve of very concentrated, powerful vintage quality red ports, selected primarily from the firm’s own quintas and judged according to their ageing potential. These are placed in cask and cellared. Tawny ports of age are blended across several vintages to maintain quality and continuity of style, and thus show an “apparent”, or average, age on the label rather than a vintage date.

As tawny ports age, they grow lighter in colour, as they throw their deposit in the cask rather than in the bottle. Moreover, Fonseca cellars its aged tawnies in the Douro rather than in Vila Nova de Gaia; the considerable difference in heat and humidity between these two areas lends Fonseca’s tawny ports of age a very distinctive “baked” richness reminiscent of butterscotch.

Tasting Notes

Olive ochre in colour with a nose of incredible power and density. Spicy smells of clove, cinnamon, nutmeg and liquorice, warm roasted coffee smells, and an intense nuttiness reminiscent of walnut and hazel aromas. An incredible, lengthy finish leaving a mouthful of lasting, mellow, spicy flavours and a persistent impression of fine seasoned oak.

How to Serve

Enjoy on its own after a meal or try it with some freshly grilled mango and a dollop of coconut custard.


“Firmer and fresher in style than the fleshier Bin 27 and the Waterloo Edition. I’ve always enjoyed this Port’s energy and structure. It has a little more emphasis on red fruits of the forest and a delicious lick of gingerbread spices. An elegant Reserve ruby” Sarah Ahmed, The Wine Detective, February 2015


Port, Tawny Port, 40 Years Old

Country of Origin



Douro Valley




Cork Stopper



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